The Great Gatsby Classic Analysis

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So what makes it a classic? Classic doesn’t necessarily translate to “favourite” or “bestselling” but when it has stood the test of time. It is an expression of life, truth or anything about the universal condition, and continues to be relevant to inspire emotional responses to people across all time periods and cultures. F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’, published on the 10th April, 1925, follows Jay Gatsby, a man who revolves his life around one desire, to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. Gatsby 's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death. ‘The Metamorphosis’ by Franz Kafka, published in 1915 is about a travelling salesman, Gregor Samsa …show more content…
Jay Gatsby is a true believer, he has a dream and hopes for one thing in life, and that is to recreate the romantic past he had five years ago with Daisy Buchannan. He made his money as a bootlegger illegally selling liquor, drug stores and a variety of other shady businesses. Gatsby climbed to social ladder and became rich in order to obtain his dream.
This subtle message implicitly teaches us that the most successful people in life focus and strives for their goals, rather to what they don’t want, but we shouldn’t pin our hopes on one person as it is unstable. We should be able to control what we aspire for and we should pursue several goals at the same time.
Gatsby’s extravagant lifestyle and wild parties are simply an attempt to impress his lost love, Daisy. He creates a life of luxury in hopes of finding happiness. Using money as power proves to be unsuccessful. When we think about the American dream, “The Great Gatsby,” is ultimately a cautionary tale of the decadent downside, which can remind us that money can never buy us happiness. What really matters in life is the relationships we have, the contributions we make and the love we

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